A 53-year-old man was on Tuesday granted bail after being charged in a city court with unlawful wounding.
Jeffrey Bacchus, who appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore, was read a charge which stated that on April 16 at Georgetown, he unlawfully wounded Steve Singh with the intent to maim, disfigure or disable.
A not guilty plea was entered by the licenced fisherman. According to the facts presented by the prosecution, on the day in question, at about 7 am, the defendant was standing on a landing when he was approached by Singh and they subsequently had an exchange of words.
An argument developed between the two, according to the prosecution, and Singh left the area and came back with a cutlass, giving chase to the defendant. Singh, however, fell and the cutlass was dislodged from his hands. It was at this point, the prosecution contends, that the defendant picked up the cutlass and dealt Singh several chops about his body.
The prosecution further stated that Singh remains in the hospital and objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence.
The defendant’s attorney told the court that his client was a victim as Singh was the aggressor.
Bail was granted by the Magistrate in the sum of $150,000.
The matter will be called again on May 19.